Slow-Cooker Lime Garlic Chicken with Rice

Think light! Delicate citrus chicken and rice is light on fat and high on flavor.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6

1
package (1 pound 4 ounces) bone-in skinless chicken thighs
1/4
cup fresh lime juice (2 limes)
1 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
cup uncooked instant rice
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Place chicken in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except rice and parsley.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours. During last 15 minutes of cooking, stir in rice.
  • 3 Remove chicken from cooker. Place cooked rice on each serving plate. Top with chicken. Spoon any remaining juices over chicken. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

Bone-in chicken works best in slow cookers. The bones help keep the chicken in one piece during the long cooking time.

Serve with a tossed green salad or steamed fresh vegetables.

Garnish with fanned lime slices.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
(
Calories from Fat
80 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9 g
9 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
50 mg
50 %;
Sodium
320 mg
320 %;
Total Carbohydrate
17 g
17 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
16 g
16 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.